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MSNBC
May 3, 2012 5:30am EDT
intense diplomatic struggle continues this morning between the united states and china. at the heart of the conflict. guangche guangcheng ch ch chen gaung chen, the chinese activist who sought house arrest, said it was his decision to leave yesterday and now he s says he fears for his life in china and wants to come to the united states. ian helps us sorting through all of this in beijing. >> reporter: in a beijing hospital for treatment and family reunion after a deal between the u.s. and china that now appears to be unraveling. chen guangcheng was brought to the hospital personally by ambassador gary locke and u.s. officials say the left the embassy after six days preferring to stay in china after assurances by the chinese authorities about his safety. >> reporter: from day one, his express desire was to remain in china. he sought to be reunited with his family looking for a better life. >> reporter: they say he never once asked for asylum. once he knew u.s. officials said chinese authorities assured chen he wouldn't be mistreated and his allegations of abuse would be investigated
MSNBC
May 30, 2012 5:30am EDT
one man, donald trump, renewing discredited claims that the president of the united states was not born in this country. romney met with trump during a high-profile fundraiser last night in las vegas. romney aides have called trump's birther comments an unhelpful distraction. but the event went on as scheduled. president obama's campaign for re-election is out with an ad highlighting the issue. the video credits senator john mccain for knocking down personal attacks against then-candidate obama during the 2008 election and questions why mitt romney won't do the same with the likes of donald trump. the obama campaign released a statement saying mitt romney's continued embrace of donald trump and refusal to condemn his disgraceful conspiracy theories demonstrates his complete lack of moral leadership. if mitt romney lacks the backbone to stand up to a charlatan like donald trump, what does that say about the kind of president he would be? the romney campaign has said time and again, it believes president obama was born in the united states. >>> newt gingrich also in las vegas for rom
MSNBC
May 9, 2012 2:30am PDT
new detail on the cia seizure of that bomb headed on an airplane from yemen to the united states. turns out the man carrying it was not a terrorist at all. we'll explain. >>> plus, i had this weird dream that vladimir putin was playing hockey one day after winning the election and silvio berlusconi was cheering him on. >>> here at "30 rock" in new york city at 5:30 a.m. we begin with the end of an era. senator dick lugar will not be heading back to capital hill. it was not close. senator lugar first elected in 1976 lost by 22 points last night to state trish remember richard mourdock. outside spending groups poured millions of dollars into this race. senator lugar was criticized by conservatives for being too moderate and spending too much time outside of the state. he issued a statement condemning mr. mourdock's politics. his unrelenting partisan mind set is irreconcilable with my philosophy. he will encounter roadblocks in congress and he will have more republicans who will embrace the same. his prime mission is to cleanse the party. that's the statement from dick lugar after losing h
MSNBC
May 8, 2012 5:30am EDT
steak. >> i do not comment on specific classified operation is other than to say the united states engages in a number of operations to go after al qaeda and their militant allies, their terrorist allies who would try to attack the united states. what this incident makes clear is that this country has to continue to remain vigilant against those it would seek to attack this country, and we will do everything necessary to keep america safe. >>> for more on the impact of this we bring in nbc terrorist specialist, evan cole man. how significant is this attack and what have we learned from it? >> well, we're still get the details, but it does seem to be quite significant. it's what we've been looking for and wondering where it was really. where is the revenge mission for osama bin laden? frankly, where is aqap? you had a terrorist group that had two very, very serious plots targeting the u.s. within the space of just about a year and then all of a sudden there was dead silence. i think some people thought after all the drone strikes that have taken place, after all the u.s. military activity,
MSNBC
May 29, 2012 5:30am EDT
, including mitt romney and the president on memorial day debating from afar the role of the united states military in the world. we'll show you that in just a minute. >>> plus, a bizarre cameo by a young american billionaire in a chinese csi-style documentary. no hints about who it is except that he just got very rich and very married. did you catch it there? the big reveal later in the show. >>> first, kofi annan is meeting with syrian president bashar al assad in damascus today to try to bring an end to the increasing and ugly bloodshed there. annan is a specially envoy of the u.n. to syria. it follows a weekend of gruesome massacres that have left more than 100 dead, including children. we begin with richard engel. >> reporter: homs, syria, under attack by troops. syrian forces pounded hama, reportedly killing more than 40 people. the new violence came just hours after the u.n. security council condemned syria for friday's massacre in houla. horrific, even by the standards of a year of fighting. more than 100 people killed, most of them women and children. new video shows the attack as it start
MSNBC
May 2, 2012 2:30am PDT
, including news that the escaped blind chinese dissident has now left the united states embassy and china has some tough words for the u.s. on the matter. >>> plus, jon stewart imagines what kind of dancing there would have been if george w. bush had been the president to get osama bin laden. that clip later in the show. >>> first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. >>> a new suicide attack by the taliban this morning underscores the long-term challenges that face afghanistan, challenges president obama addressed from kabul last night in the trip to the war zone to lay out what he called a new chapter in the u.s. mission there. at least seven people were killed by insurgents today, just hours after the president left the country. marking the one-year anniversary of the mission that killed osama bin laden, president obama met are u.s. troops on that unannounced visit and later with a national audience watching back home where the president outlined his vision for ending this nation's longest war. >> my fellow americans, we've traveled through mo
MSNBC
May 7, 2012 5:30am EDT
legalized during a second term. >> i am vice president of the united states of america. the president sets the policy. i am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men marrying women are entitled to the same rights, all the civil rights, civil liberties, and quite frankly i don't see much of a distinction beyond that. >> vice president biden on "meet the press" with david gregory. the white house quickly responded maintaining the vice president's comments don't really differ with the president's stance. a statement released -- the vice president was saying what the president has said previously, that committed and loving same-sex couples deserve the same rights and protections enjoyed by all americans and we oppose any efforts to roll back those rights. the vice president was expressing he too is evolving on the issue after meeting so many committed couples and families in this country. >>> officials in yemen have confirmed that a top al qaeda leader has been killed by an american drone strike. yemeni authorities say al kuzo w
MSNBC
May 4, 2012 2:30am PDT
united states embassy in beijing. >> suddenly he jumped up and said, let's go. before we got in the van i asked him again, is this what you really want to do? do you want to leave the embassy? are you ready to go? and he said, yes. >> as i said, chen has now changed his mind on that. he also told the associated press, did chen, that u.s. diplomats have been blocked from seeing him for two days, adding that his calls to american officials are cut off after just a few sentences. stay tuned to this one. >>> just days after the one-year anniversary of the death of osama bin laden, documents retrieved by the navy s.e.a.l.s who stormed his compound in pakistan are being released to the public. the information shows a terror group split on strategy, and an aging leader struggling to keep control. nbc's chief pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski has more from washington. >> reporter: holed up in his dpound, huddled against a cove, osama bin laden looked a far cry from america's most wanted terrorist. but documents seized in last year's raid on bin laden's hideout revealed bin laden was still
MSNBC
May 18, 2012 5:30am EDT
the largest internet ipo in history, and one of the biggest ever overall. in the united states, only visa and the power company inelle raised more. facebook beats general motors on that list. its market value tops business icons like mcdonald's, citigroup, amazon, disney. the list goes on and on. the man or piece of facebook has been huge already. according to "the new york times" investors in the u.s. alone, would have bought 30 times the number of shares that they've been offered. still there are doubts about facebook's ability to bring in advertising revenue. in fact the company is trading at 100 times more than it earned last year. mark zuckerberg, who founded the company in his harvard dorm room eight years ago will be worth $19 billion. after today's ipo. he just turned 28 on monday. that makes him the 29th richest person on the face of the earth. for more on the story we bring in the co-anchor of cnbc's "squawk box," and "new york times" columnist, andrew ross sorkin. >> mr. geist. >> we're here. the day everybody's been anticipating for months, perhaps years, is here, faceboo
MSNBC
May 21, 2012 5:30am EDT
united states. the blind dissident and his family left beijing saturday morning capping a tense diplomatic standoff between the united states and china. chen escaped house arrest last month and fled to the u.s. embassy in beijing. the 40-year-old had been detained in his home for months after calling attention to forced abortions and the sterilization of women by the chinese government. chen told reporters he is grateful to be safe in the united states but worries about his relatives back in china. the activist and his family are staying at a new york university apartment where he will be a fellow at the law school. >>> finally this morning, the word, the world is mourning the death of robin gibb a member of the begees, dominated the air waves in the 1970s racking up six consecutive number one songs starting with "how deep is your love." it was the most successful run of any act on american charts since the beetles and propelled the "saturday night fever" to number one on strength of songs like "staying alive" and "night fever," the best-selling soundtrack until it was dethroned
MSNBC
May 10, 2012 5:30am EDT
. join our global cheer. >>> talk about it all morning, president of the united states offering yesterday his support for gay marriage, saying he believes the issue should be decided by individual states. as of tuesday, north carolina became the 31st state to pass a constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage. if you want to sound smart today, tell your friends six states and the district of columbia allow gay couples to marry. by the end of the year, there could be three more. voters in maine will decide whether to reverse a 2009 decision to overturn the state's law that allows gay marriage and likely referendums in washington state and maryland will determine whether or not recent bills approving same-sex marriage will be upheld. >>> enough of the real news, let's huddle up to dig deep near the great american story of young keith judd. he's the texas prison inmate we told you about yesterday, got himself on the ballot in west virginia. for tuesday's democratic presidential primary. won himself 41% of the vote. the president of the united states, with his obvious advan
MSNBC
May 31, 2012 5:30am EDT
economies, and possibly across the waters over to you in the united states. so it is probably worth pointing out, the other impact of that has been to drive the ten-year treasury to the lowest yield we've seen since the second world war. and while it's costing the spanish government 7% as i say on ten-year money, the united states is managing to raise its cash at 1.6% for ten-year cash. that's a bargain. back to you. >> all right. we'll see what the markets do today. geoff cutmore live in london. thank you. other news back at home, a mentally disturbed man is being blamed for a horrific killing spree that left five people dead in see at. the gunman killed four people at a busy see at cafe yesterday before fleeing to a parking lot. carjacking a woman, killing her. and turning the gun on himself. for most of the day, police knew only there were two murder scenes. but did not know for sure if the two were related. detectives turned to this surveillance photo from the coffee shop to try it track down the suspect. according to the "seattle times," it turned out to be a man named ian staw
MSNBC
May 22, 2012 5:30am EDT
economy will decide their vote in november. >>> president obama says the united states is making progress with pakistan on negotiations to re-open a critical supply route into afghanistan but yesterday's nato summit in chicago tells us there's still a long way to go. president obama refused to meet privately with pakistan's president, instead the two spent a few moments speaking on the sidelines of the summit as you see in this photograph. that's alongside afghan president oba president hamid karzai. president obama noticeably and remarkably left pakistan off the list of countries which have helped move shipments in and out of the war zone. obama administration shut it down months ago in retaliation for a u.s. air strike that killed 24 pakistani soldiers. the united states says accide accidentally. pakistan reportedly demanding a 30fold increase in payments to re-open the roads into afghanistan. the obama administration meanwhile, is losing veteran diplomat ryan crocker who is expected to step down as u.s. ambassador to afghanistan. reuters reporting it could come as early as thi
MSNBC
May 1, 2012 2:30am PDT
a matter of international law, the united states is in an armed conflict with al qaeda, the taliban and associated forces, in response to the 9/11 attacks. and we may also use force consistent with our inherent rights of national self-defense. there is nothing in international law that bans the use of remotely piloted aircraft for this purpose or that prohibits us from using lethal force against our enemies, outside of an active battlefield. at least when the country involved can sense or is unable or unwilling to take action against the threat. >> despite that formal acknowledgement of the program, a poorly-kept secret, everyone knows we have one, brennan held back specific details, including the total number of people killed by the strikes and a list of countries where the aircraft are operating and number of civilian casualties. pakistan condemning a u.s. drone attack on a suspected militant compound that killed at least three alleged terrorists, pakistani officials have recently demanded the obama administration stop all drone attacks within its country's borders. >>> overseas,
MSNBC
May 17, 2012 5:30am EDT
2011, 50.4% of children born in the united states had parents who were members of minority groups that include hispanics, blacks and asians. white births accounted for 49.6%. between the years 2000 and 2010, minorities made up 92% of the nation's population growth, 92%. the changing dynamic, of course, impacts everything, including politics. in 2008, barack obama's victory was fueled in part by a 20% surge in minority voting, winning hispanic and asian voters by roughly a 2-1 margin, and nearly all of black voters. in 2004, george w. bush won re-election, despite losing all three minority groups to john kerry by at least 9%. those mar o al gore. analysts say the concerns of minority communities will likely take an even more prominent role in domestic politics as this next generation reaches the voting age. your takeaway from all that is the trend is not good for republicans. >>> in business news, word this morning jpmorgan chase's trading losses were initially worse than reported. the figure is up to at least now $3 billion, that according to "the new york times." jpmorgan's stock open
MSNBC
May 14, 2012 5:30am EDT
meet the president of the united states. new "usa today"/gallup poll shows half of americans approve of his endorsement. a1%. 45% say they disapprove of the president president's decision. six in ten says the president's stance on day marriage will not have an effect on their vote, 26% says it makes them less likely to vote for him in november and 13% say they are no more likely to vote for president obama. >>> mitt romney using his stance against gay marriage to connect with evangelical conservative voters and delivered the commencement address at liberty university saturday. >> culture, what you believe, what you value, how you live matt matters. now, as fundamental as these principles are, they may become topics of democratic debate from time to time. so it is today with the enduring institution of marriage, marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman. [ cheers and applause ] >> rnc chairman raines priebus defended that. >> mitt romney is a gracious, caring promise that believes every individual in this country including people who are gay deserve the dignity and resp
MSNBC
May 2, 2012 5:30am EDT
afghanistan, a place we can leave and not have to worry about another threat coming to the united states from. is it your belief, jack, based on history, based on what you know of the circumstances in afghanistan today, that that's a possibility, even 2024, which will be 23 years after the attacks of september 11th, that that can be a stable place, a place that america will not have to worry about? >> if i'm around in 2024, i'll be here to collect the money on the bet that i'm going to give you right now, that it isn't going to work. you're talking about taking a country that's a seventh century country and in the americans' image or not turning them into a 21st century country. trust me that's not going to happen. it's going to cost a lot of money and a lot of people's lives. i've got to tell you that, had we paid some attention to afghanistan after we kicked out the taliban instead of going to iraq for seven years, stayed if afghanistan to get the job done, we'd actually be going home now in much better shape than we're going home now. but in 10, 20 years, afghanistan being a whole lot more
MSNBC
May 17, 2012 2:30am PDT
president of the united states, i could be, i could be vice president. my mother and father believed that if my brother or sister wanted to be a millionaire, they could be a millionaire! my mother and father dreamed as much as any rich guy dreams! >> absolutely! >> they don't get us! they don't get who we are! >> the vice president was introduced by a former paper plant employee who lost his job after a company owned by bain capital took over. romney's tenure at that investment firm has emerged as a major topic in this campaign. republicans say that in a free market, sometimes businesses go bust, but the vice president argues that position overlooks the people, the american workers involved. >> this election is going to be a choice between two fundamentally different philosophies, and that choice is about whether or not we're going to rebuild the middle class or continue to help those at the very top and hope everything works out well. romney made sure the guys on top got to play by a separate set of rules. he ran up massive debts and the middle class lost. and folks, he thinks that experien
MSNBC
May 15, 2012 2:30am PDT
., as you look at a live picture of the united states capitol. let's check in with bill karins. how bad is it going to be today? >> downpours, d.c. and baltimore currently. it looks like one of those mornings that it will be extra slow. if you can get away with staying inside a little longer, wait for the rain to move out. the worst of it up i-95 from fredericksburg to d.c., heading for annapolis and baltimore, you're soon to get drenched. eventually this will work up into areas of, say, philadelphia and even new york city a little later this morning. right now just light rain in central p.a. we're covered in light rain in northern new england. those downpours as i mentioned will roll through philly probably sometime right around 8:00, new york city more or less toward 9:00 or 10:00. most of these areas apt to get a 0 break in the afternoon. then we'll probably get another round tonight. also have a chance for strong thunderstorms. it will be a hot, summer like day today around chicago and through the southern great lakes to the quad cities. we will see a round of thunderstorms late
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